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Materials Science and Engineering M.S.Mat.S.E.

Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
College of Science and Engineering
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Contact Information
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota, 151 Amundson Hall, 421 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-0382; fax: 612-626-7246)
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 30
  • This program requires summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Science Materials Science And Engr
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The CEMS Department offers two types of master's degrees: the M.S.Mat.S.E. (Plan A or C) and the M.Mat.S.E. degree, also known as the professional master's. The M.S.Mat.S.E. Plan A degree is a thesis-based master's and is generally reserved only for current graduate students who choose not to seek a Ph.D. Working professionals who are interested in obtaining a master's degree part time should follow the requirements for the M.Mat.S.E. degree, which requires a design project, or the M.S.Mat.S.E. Plan C, which is coursework only. Graduate courses offered by CEMS cover core areas of materials science and engineering (structure and symmetry of materials; thermodynamics and kinetics; electronic, optical, and magnetic properties of materials; and mechanical properties of materials). In addition, several specialized topics are offered, including rheology, coating process fundamentals, process control, finite element methods of computer-aided analysis, ceramics, polymers, materials design and performance, materials processing, corrosion, contact and fracture properties of materials, electron microscopy, thin films and interfaces, composites, electrochemical engineering, solid state reaction kinetics, electronic structure of materials, organic semiconductors, electronic ceramics, dislocations and interfaces, epitaxial thin film growth, and the science of porous media.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
A bachelor's degree in materials science or other related field.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
With the exception of the professional master's degree (the M.Mat.S.E.) and the M.S.Mat.S.E. Plan C, the CEMS department focuses on the PhD and does not generally admit students directly to the M.S.Mat.S.E. Plan A degree.
Special Application Requirements:
Applicants must submit scores from the General Test of the GRE; three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with their scholarship and research potential; a complete set of official transcripts; and a clearly written statement of career interests, goals, and objectives. International students are required to provide TOEFL results. Applications are accepted for fall semester only. December 15 is the application deadline; late applications are considered if space is available. More information is available at http://www.cems.umn.edu/graduate/admissions
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
  • GRE
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 560
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
Key to test abbreviations (GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan A: Plan A requires 12 to 14 major credits, 6 to 8 credits outside the major, and 10 thesis credits. The final exam is written and oral.
Plan C: Plan C requires 12 to 18 major credits and 12 to 18 credits outside the major. There is no final exam.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 2.80 is required for students to remain in good standing.
Core Courses
MATS 8001 - Structure and Symmetry of Materials (3.0 cr)
MATS 8002 - Thermodynamics and Kinetics (3.0 cr)
MATS 8003 - Electronic Properties (3.0 cr)
MATS 8004 - Mechanical Properties (3.0 cr)
Plan A
The Plan A requires 12 credits in core MATS coursework, 6 credits outside the major, and 10 thesis credits. The remaining course credits may be taken in the major or in any supporting field.
MATS 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
Plan C
The Plan C requires 12 credits in core MATS coursework, and 12 credits outside the major. The remaining course credits may be taken in the major or in any supporting field.
Electives
The remaining credits may be chosen from the following list or consult with advisor for further options.
AEM 4201 - Fluid Mechanics (4.0 cr)
AEM 4511 - Mechanics of Composite Materials (3.0 cr)
AEM 4581 - Mechanics of Solids (3.0 cr)
AEM 5501 - Continuum Mechanics (3.0 cr)
AEM 5503 - Theory of Elasticity (3.0 cr)
AEM 8251 - Finite-Volume Methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics (3.0 cr)
AEM 8531 - Fracture Mechanics (3.0 cr)
AEM 8541 - Mechanics of Crystalline Solids (3.0 cr)
BMEN 5001 - Advanced Biomaterials (3.0 cr)
BMEN 5041 - Tissue Engineering (3.0 cr)
BMEN 5151 - Introduction to BioMEMS and Medical Microdevices (2.0 cr)
BMEN 5201 - Advanced Biomechanics (3.0 cr)
BMEN 5501 - Biology for Biomedical Engineers (3.0 cr)
BMEN 8511 - Systems and Synthetic Biology (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8022 - Numerical Methods for Free and Moving Boundary Problems (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8401 - Fundamentals of Finite Element Method (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8402 - Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8501 - Environmental Fluid Mechanics I (4.0 cr)
CEGE 8502 - Environmental Fluid Mechanics II (4.0 cr)
CEGE 8504 - Theory of Unit Operations (4.0 cr)
CEGE 8505 - Biological Processes (3.0 cr)
CHEM 5210 - Materials Characterization (4.0 cr)
CHEM 5755 - X-Ray Crystallography (4.0 cr)
CHEM 8011 - Mechanisms of Chemical Reactions (4.0 cr)
CHEM 8152 - Analytical Spectroscopy (4.0 cr)
CHEM 8201 - Materials Chemistry (4.0 cr)
CHEM 8221 - Synthetic Polymer Chemistry (4.0 cr)
CHEM 8321 - Organic Synthesis (4.0 cr)
CHEM 8322 - Advanced Organic Chemistry (4.0 cr)
CHEM 8361 - Interpretation of Organic Spectra (4.0 cr)
CHEM 8551 - Quantum Mechanics I (4.0 cr)
CHEM 8552 - Quantum Mechanics II (4.0 cr)
CHEM 8561 - Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, and Reaction Dynamics I (4.0 cr)
CHEM 8562 - Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, and Reaction Dynamics II (4.0 cr)
CHEN 5551 - Survey of Renewable Energy Technologies (3.0 cr)
CHEN 5753 - Advanced Biomedical Transport Processes (3.0 cr)
CHEN 5771 - Colloids and Dispersions (3.0 cr)
CHEN 8101 - Fluid Mechanics I: Change, Deformation, Equations of Flow (3.0 cr)
CHEN 8102 - Principles and Applications of Rheology (2.0 cr)
CHEN 8104 - Coating Process Fundamentals (2.0 cr)
CHEN 8201 - Applied Mathematics I: Linear Analysis (3.0 cr)
CHEN 8301 - Physical Rate Processes I: Transport (3.0 cr)
CHEN 8402 - Statistical Thermodynamics and Kinetics (3.0 cr)
CHEN 8501 - Chemical Rate Processes: Analysis of Chemical Reactors (3.0 cr)
CHEN 8754 - Systems Analysis of Biological Processes (3.0 cr)
EE 5163 - Semiconductor Properties and Devices I (3.0 cr)
EE 5164 - Semiconductor Properties and Devices II (3.0 cr)
EE 5171 - Microelectronic Fabrication (4.0 cr)
EE 5173 - Basic Microelectronics Laboratory (1.0 cr)
EE 5181 - Micro and Nanotechnology by Self Assembly (3.0 cr)
EE 5621 - Physical Optics (3.0 cr)
EE 5622 - Physical Optics Laboratory (1.0 cr)
EE 5624 - Optical Electronics (4.0 cr)
EE 5653 - Physical Principles of Magnetic Materials (3.0 cr)
EE 5655 - Magnetic Recording (3.0 cr)
EE 5657 - Physical Principles of Thin Film Technology (4.0 cr)
ESCI 5353 - Electron Microprobe Theory and Practice (3.0 cr)
GCD 5036 - Molecular Cell Biology (3.0 cr)
MATH 4428 - Mathematical Modeling (4.0 cr)
MATH 4512 - Differential Equations with Applications (3.0 cr)
MATH 5485 - Introduction to Numerical Methods I (4.0 cr)
MATH 5486 - Introduction To Numerical Methods II (4.0 cr)
MATH 5525 - Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
MATH 5535 - Dynamical Systems and Chaos (4.0 cr)
MATH 5587 - Elementary Partial Differential Equations I (4.0 cr)
MATH 5588 - Elementary Partial Differential Equations II (4.0 cr)
MATH 5651 - Basic Theory of Probability and Statistics (4.0 cr)
MATH 5652 - Introduction to Stochastic Processes (4.0 cr)
MATH 8441 - Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing (3.0 cr)
MATH 8442 - Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing (3.0 cr)
MATS 4212 - Ceramics (3.0 cr)
MATS 4214 - Polymers (3.0 cr)
MATS 4221 - Materials Performance (4.0 cr)
MATS 4223W - Polymer Laboratory [WI] (2.0 cr)
MATS 4301W - Materials Processing [WI] (4.0 cr)
MATS 4511W - Corrosion and Electrochemistry of Corrosion [WI] (4.0 cr)
MATS 5353 - Electron Microprobe Theory and Practice (3.0 cr)
MATS 5517 - Electron Microscopy (3.0 cr)
MATS 5531 - Electrochemical Engineering (3.0 cr)
MATS 8201 - Applied Mathematics I: Linear Analysis (3.0 cr)
MATS 8211 - Physical Chemistry of Polymers (4.0 cr)
MATS 8221 - Synthetic Polymer Chemistry (4.0 cr)
ME 5228 - Introduction to Finite Element Modeling, Analysis, and Design (4.0 cr)
ME 5247 - Stress Analysis, Sensing, and Transducers (4.0 cr)
ME 5446 - Introduction to Combustion (4.0 cr)
ME 8390 - Advanced Topics in the Thermal Sciences (1.0-3.0 cr)
PA 5011 - Management of Organizations (3.0 cr)
PA 5012 - The Politics of Public Affairs (3.0 cr)
PA 5021 - Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (3.0 cr)
PA 5701 - Science and State (3.0 cr)
PA 5711 - Science, Technology & Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
PA 5721 - Energy and Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
PA 5722 - Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
PA 5801 - Global Public Policy (3.0 cr)
PHYS 5001 - Quantum Mechanics I (4.0 cr)
PHYS 5002 - Quantum Mechanics II (4.0 cr)
PHYS 5081 - Introduction to Biopolymer Physics (3.0 cr)
PHYS 5201 - Thermal and Statistical Physics (3.0 cr)
PHYS 5701 - Solid-State Physics for Engineers and Scientists (4.0 cr)
PHYS 8001 - Advanced Quantum Mechanics (3.0 cr)
PHYS 8702 - Statistical Mechanics and Transport Theory (3.0 cr)
PHYS 8711 - Solid-State Physics I (3.0 cr)
PHYS 8712 - Solid-State Physics II (3.0 cr)
STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis (4.0 cr)
Special Topics Electives
The following electives are topics courses. Only the approved topic titles below may be used.
AEM 8511 Advanced Topics in Continuum Mechanics - Problems in Materials Science
CEGE 5180 Special Topics - Membrane Science and Technology
EE 5940 Special Topics - Thin Films and Nanostructures: Materials and Devices
EE 8950 Advanced Topics - Materials & Design for Future Nonvolatile Memory
Math 8450 Topics in Numerical Analysis - Applications of Continuum Mechanics in Biology
 
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MATS 8001 - Structure and Symmetry of Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Comprehensive description of structure of materials, including metals, semiconductors, organic crystals, polymers, and liquid crystals. Atomic and molecular ordering, influence of intermolecular forces on symmetry and structure. Principles of scattering and use of X-ray, neutron, and electron diffraction. prereq: MatS and ChEn majors must take this course for a grade
MATS 8002 - Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
First three laws of thermodynamics, free energy, equilibrium constants, fugacity and activity relationships, solution models, order-disorder transitions, phase transitions. Elementary statistical mechanics. Applications to materials systems, including surface energies, multicomponent equilibria, reaction kinetics, mass transport, diffusion.
MATS 8003 - Electronic Properties
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic physical theory of bonding in metals, alloys, and semiconductors. Review of modern physics, statistical physics, and solid state physics. Structure of matter emphasizing electronic processes. Techniques for predicting and understanding electronic structure of solids. Transport theory, elementary theory of magnetism, and superconductivity. prereq: instr consent
MATS 8004 - Mechanical Properties
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Defects in crystalline materials, including point defects, dislocations, and grain boundaries. Structure and movement of defects related to mechanical behavior of materials. Tools used to understand crystals and crystallography.
MATS 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
AEM 4201 - Fluid Mechanics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
First course in fluid mechanics. Stress/strain rate descriptions, fluid statics. Use of differential and finite control volume analysis with continuity. Momentum/energy equations, Bernoulli/Euler equations, vorticity, potential flow, incompressible viscous flow using Navier-Stokes equations, dimensional analysis, pipe flow, boundary layers, separation, introduction to turbulence. prereq: 2012, [Math 2373 or equiv], [Math 2374 or equiv], [CSE upper div or grad student]
AEM 4511 - Mechanics of Composite Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis, design, and applications of laminated and chopped fiber reinforced composites. Micro-/macro-mechanical analysis of elastic constants, failure, and environmental degradation. Design project. prereq: 3031, [CSE upper div or grad student]
AEM 4581 - Mechanics of Solids
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02289 - AEM 4581/AEM 5581
Prerequisites: 3031, [Math 2373 or equiv], [Math 2374 or equiv], CSE upper div
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Continuum mechanics in one dimension: kinematics; mass, momentum/energy, constitutive theory. Wave propagation, heat conduction. Strings. Euler-Bernoulli theory. 3-D deformations/stress. Topics from fracture mechanics, structural stability, vibrations, thin films, layered media, smart materials, phase transformations, 3-D elastic wave propagation. Elasticity, viscoelasticity, plasticity. prereq: 3031, [Math 2373 or equiv], [Math 2374 or equiv], CSE upper div
AEM 5501 - Continuum Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts common to all continuous media; elements of tensor analysis; motion, deformation, vorticity; material derivatives; mass, continuity equation; balance of linear, angular momentum; geometric characterization of stress; constitutive equations. prereq: CSE upper div or grad, 3031, Math 2243 or equiv or instr consent
AEM 5503 - Theory of Elasticity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to the theory of elasticity, with emphasis on linear elasticity. Linear and nonlinear strain measures, boundary-value problem for linear elasticity, plane problems in linear elasticity, three dimensional problems in linear elasticity. Topics from nonlinear elasticity, micromechanics, contact problems, fracture mechanics. prereq: 4501 or equiv, Math 2263 or equiv or instr consent
AEM 8251 - Finite-Volume Methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Development of finite-volume computational methods for solution of compressible Navier-Stokes equations. Accuracy, consistency, and stability of numerical methods; high-resolution upwind shock-capturing schemes; treatment of boundary conditions; explicit and implicit formulations; considerations for high performance computers; recent developments and advanced topics. prereq: 4201 or 8201 or equiv, CSci 1107 or equiv
AEM 8531 - Fracture Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theories of mechanical breakdown. Kinetic rate theories and instability considerations; formation of equilibrium cracks and circular crack propagation under pulses; statistical aspects of strength and fracture of micromolecular systems; time and temperature dependency in fracture problems and instability of compressed material systems. prereq: 5503 or instr consent
AEM 8541 - Mechanics of Crystalline Solids
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Atomic theory of crystals and origins of stress in crystals. Relation between atomic and continuum description; phase transformations and analysis of microstructure; effects of shear stress, pressure, temperature, electromagnetic fields, and composition on transformation temperatures and microstructure; interfacial energy in solids. prereq: 5501 or instr consent
BMEN 5001 - Advanced Biomaterials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Commonly used biomaterials. Chemical/physical aspects. Practical examples from such areas as cardiovascular/orthopedic applications, drug delivery, and cell encapsulation. Methods used for chemical analysis and for physical characterization of biomaterials. Effect of additives, stabilizers, processing conditions, and sterilization methods. prereq: 3301 or MatS 3011 or grad student or instr consent
BMEN 5041 - Tissue Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamentals of wound healing and tissue repair; characterization of cell-matrix interactions; case study of engineered tissues, including skin, bone marrow, liver, vessel, and cartilage; regulation of biomaterials and engineered tissues. prereq: CSE upper div or grad student or med student or instr consent
BMEN 5151 - Introduction to BioMEMS and Medical Microdevices
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Design/microfabrication of sensors, actuators, drug delivery systems, microfluidic devices, and DNA/protein microarrays. Packaging, biocompatibility, ISO 10993 standards. Applications in medicine, research, and homeland security. prereq: CSE sr or grad student or medical student
BMEN 5201 - Advanced Biomechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to biomechanics of musculoskeletal system. Anatomy, tissue material properties. Kinematics, dynamics, and control of joint/limb movement. Analysis of forces/motions within joints. Application to injury, disease. Treatment of specific joints, design of orthopedic devices/implants. prereq: [[3001 or equiv], [CSE upper div or grad student]] or instr consent
BMEN 5501 - Biology for Biomedical Engineers
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Concepts of cell/tissue structure/function. Basic principles of cell biology. Tissue engineering, artificial organs. prereq: Engineering upper div or grad student
BMEN 8511 - Systems and Synthetic Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Systems/synthetic biology methods used to characterize/engineer biological systems at molecular/cellular scales. Integration of quantitative experimental approaches/mathematical modeling to elucidate biological design principles, create new molecular/cellular functions.
CEGE 8022 - Numerical Methods for Free and Moving Boundary Problems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 8401 or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examples of free and moving boundary problems: metal solidification, filling, polymer molding, flow in porous media, ground freezing. Solutions: analytical, fixed finite difference, fixed finite element, front tracking schemes, general deforming finite element methods. prereq: 8401 or instr consent
CEGE 8401 - Fundamentals of Finite Element Method
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 4411 or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Elements of calculus of variations; weak and strong formulations of linear continuum and structural problems. Isoparametric elements and numerical integration. Basic concepts of error analysis and convergence. Analysis of plates and shells. Introduction to mixed methods and time dependent problems. prereq: 4411 or instr consent
CEGE 8402 - Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 8401 or #; offered alt yrs
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Large strains and work conjugate stresses. Equilibrium and principle of virtual work for nonlinear problems. Nonlinear elasticity and plasticity. Finite element discretization and nonlinear algebraic equations. Linearization and solution algorithms for nonlinear problems. Structural stability. prereq: 8401 or instr consent; offered alt yrs
CEGE 8501 - Environmental Fluid Mechanics I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 3502 or equiv or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic laws of mass, energy, and momentum transport in environmental fluid flow. Exact and approximate solutions for viscous flow. Irrotational flow; gravity waves. Similitude and inspectional analysis. Laminar boundary layers and slender flows. Application to engineering and environmental problems. prereq: 3502 or equiv or instr consent
CEGE 8502 - Environmental Fluid Mechanics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 8501 or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Reynolds equations. Developed and developing turbulent boundary layers and slender flows, and their interaction with inviscid flow. Jets, plumes, wakes and shear layers. Statistical description of turbulence; data analysis. prereq: 8501 or instr consent
CEGE 8504 - Theory of Unit Operations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 5541
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theoretical basis, design, operation of chemical/physical processes used in treating/controlling water quality. Adsorption, ion exchange, sedimentation, thickening, filtration, gas transfer, coagulation, flocculation, membrane processes, disinfection. prereq: 5541
CEGE 8505 - Biological Processes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 4502, 4501 or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theoretical principles underlying chemical and biological wastewater treatment processes, including aerobic and anaerobic treatment for organic carbon and nutrient removal. Mathematical models of microbial growth kinetics and mass transport in suspended growth and attached film applications are developed. prereq: 4502, 4501 or instr consent
CHEM 5210 - Materials Characterization
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Modern tools/techniques for both bulk- and thin-film characterization. Topics may include ion-solid interactions, Rutherford back scattering, secondary ion mass spectrometry, solid-state NMR, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, small-angle x-ray/neutron scattering, transmission/scanning electron/probe microscopy, near-field scanning optical microscopy, porosimetry, adsorption techniques, and ellipsometry. prereq: grad student or instr consent
CHEM 5755 - X-Ray Crystallography
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Essentials of crystallography as applied to modern, single crystal X-ray diffraction methods. Practical training in use of instrumentation in X-ray crystallography facility in Department of Chemistry. Date collection, correction/refinement, structure solutions, generation of publication materials, use of Cambridge Crystallographic Structure Database. prereq: Chem grad student or instr consent
CHEM 8011 - Mechanisms of Chemical Reactions
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reaction mechanisms and methods of study. Mechanistic concepts in chemistry. Gas phase reactions to mechanisms, "electron pushing" mechanisms in organic reactions, mechanism of enzymatic reactions. Kinetic schemes and other strategies to investigate mechanisms. prereq: 2302 or equiv
CHEM 8152 - Analytical Spectroscopy
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of analytical spectroscopic methods. Design/application of spectroscopic instruments, including signal generation, acquisition, and interpretation. May include nuclear magnetic resonance, electron paramagnetic resonance, infrared and ultraviolet/visible spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry. prereq: grad chem major or instr consent
CHEM 8201 - Materials Chemistry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Chem 5201/8201
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Crystal systems/unit cells, phase diagrams, defects/interfaces, optical/ dielectric properties, electrical/thermal conductivity, X-ray diffraction, thin film analysis, electronic structure, polarons/phonons, solid state chemistry, liquid/molecular crystals, polymers, magnetic/optical materials, porous materials, ceramics, piezoelectric materials, biomedical materials, catalysts. prereq: [4701, 3502] or instr consent
CHEM 8221 - Synthetic Polymer Chemistry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00295
Typically offered: Every Fall
Condensation, radical, ionic, emulsion, ring-opening, metal-catalyzed polymerizations. Chain conformation, solution thermodynamics, molecular weight characterization, physical properties. prereq: [Undergrad organic chemistry course, undergrad physical chemistry course] or instr consent
CHEM 8321 - Organic Synthesis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Core course; fundamental concepts, reactions, reagents, structural and stereochemical issues, and mechanistic skills necessary for understanding organic chemistry. prereq: 2302 or equiv
CHEM 8322 - Advanced Organic Chemistry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Modern studies. Topics, which vary by year, include natural products, heterocycles, asymmetric synthesis, organometallic chemistry, and polymer chemistry. prereq: 2302 or equiv
CHEM 8361 - Interpretation of Organic Spectra
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Practical application of nuclear magnetic resonance, mass, ultraviolet, and infrared spectral analyses to solution of organic structural problems. prereq: 2302 or equiv
CHEM 8551 - Quantum Mechanics I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Chem 5551/8551
Typically offered: Every Fall
Review of classical mechanics. Postulates of quantum mechanics with applications to determination of single particle bound state energies and scattering cross-sections in central field potentials. Density operator formalism with applications to description of two level systems, two particle systems, entanglement, and Bell inequality. prereq: undergrad physical chem course
CHEM 8552 - Quantum Mechanics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Second Quantization;Density matrices; Molecular Electronic Structure Theory; Hartree-Fock Theory; Electron Correlation; Configuration Interaction; Perturbation Theory; Energy Derivatives; Coupled-Cluster;Density Functional Theory; Relativistic Quantum Chemistry; prereq: 8551
CHEM 8561 - Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, and Reaction Dynamics I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Two-part sequence. Thermodynamics, equilibrium statistical mechanics, ensemble theory, partition functions. Applications, including ideal gases/crystals. Theories of simple liquids, Monte Carlo, and molecular dynamics simulations. Reaction dynamics from microscopic viewpoint. prereq: undergrad physical chem course
CHEM 8562 - Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, and Reaction Dynamics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Two-part sequence. Thermodynamics, equilibrium statistical mechanics, ensemble theory, partition functions. Applications, including ideal gases/crystals. Theories of simple liquids, Monte Carlo, and molecular dynamics simulations. Reaction dynamics from microscopic viewpoint. prereq: 8561
CHEN 5551 - Survey of Renewable Energy Technologies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Technologies to generate renewable energy/chemicals. Biomass, solar, wind, hydroelectric. Emphasizes biomass processing using chemical/biological methods. Renewable technologies compared with fossil fuel technologies. prereq: [Upper div or instr consent], basic knowledge of chemistry, thermodynamics
CHEN 5753 - Advanced Biomedical Transport Processes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00490
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fluid, mass, heat transport in biological systems. Mass transfer across membranes, fluid flow in capillaries, interstitium, veins, and arteries Heat transfer in single cells/tissues. Whole organ, body heat transfer issues. Blood flow, oxygenation. Heat/mass transfer in respiratory systems. Biotransport issues in artificial organs, membrane oxygenators, drug delivery applications. prereq: 3005 or 4005 or equiv
CHEN 5771 - Colloids and Dispersions
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01472 - ChEn 5771/MatS 5771
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Preparation, stability, coagulation kinetics or colloidal solutions. DLVO theory, electrokinetic phenomena. Properties of micelles, other microstructures. prereq: Physical chemistry
CHEN 8101 - Fluid Mechanics I: Change, Deformation, Equations of Flow
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Equations of change of mass, momentum, angular momentum. Kinematics of deformation, convective transport. Applications to fluid statics/dynamics of Newtonian fluids. Examples of exact solutions of Navier-Stokes equations, useful simplifications. prereq: Chemical engineering grad student or instr consent
CHEN 8102 - Principles and Applications of Rheology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Deformation and flow of non-Newtonian and viscoelastic fluids, plastic materials, and perfectly elastic solids. Phenomenological and molecular interpretation of rheology of elastomers, polymer melts and polymer solutions, application of rheology to polymer processing. prereq: 8101
CHEN 8104 - Coating Process Fundamentals
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Process functions. Viscous flow and rheology of polymer solutions and particulate suspensions. Capillarity, wetting. Electrostatic effects. Phase change, colloidal transformations, mass/heat transfer in drying. Kinetics in curing. Stress and property development in solidifying polymeric coatings. Illustrations drawn from theoretical modeling, flow visualization, and stopped-process microscopy. prereq: Chemical engineering grad major or instr consent
CHEN 8201 - Applied Mathematics I: Linear Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ChEn 4701/8201
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Integrated approach to solving linear mathematical problems. Linear algebraic equations. Linear ordinary and partial differential equations using theoretical/numerical analysis based on linear operator theory. prereq: Chemical engineering grad student or instr consent
CHEN 8301 - Physical Rate Processes I: Transport
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Survey of mass transfer, dilute, and concentrated diffusion. Brownian motion. Diffusion coefficients in polymers, of electrolytes, and at critical points. Multicomponent diffusion. Mass transfer correlations/predictions. Mass transfer coupled with chemical reaction.
CHEN 8402 - Statistical Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to statistical mechanical description of equilibrium and non-equilibrium properties of matter. Emphasizes fluids, classical statistical mechanics. prereq: Chemical engineering grad student or instr consent
CHEN 8501 - Chemical Rate Processes: Analysis of Chemical Reactors
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Design of reactors for heat management and with catalytic processes. Steady state and transient behavior. Polymerization, combustion, solids processing, and environmental modeling. Design of multiphase reactors. prereq: [Course in chemical reactor engineering, chemical engineering grad student] or instr consent
CHEN 8754 - Systems Analysis of Biological Processes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Relating biological processes at molecular level to physiological level of cells/organisms/populations. Methodology for analyzing data. Quantification of molecular interplays. prereq: Grad student in [life sciences or chemical/physical sciences or engineering]; ChEn students must take A/F
EE 5163 - Semiconductor Properties and Devices I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles/properties of semiconductor devices. Selected topics in semiconductor materials, statistics, and transport. Aspects of transport in p-n junctions, heterojunctions. prereq: [3161, 3601, CSE grad student] or dept consent
EE 5164 - Semiconductor Properties and Devices II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles/properties of semiconductor devices. Charge control in different FETs, transport, modeling. Bipolar transistor models (Ebers-Moll, Gummel-Poon), heterostructure bipolar transistors. Special devices. prereq: 5163 or instr consent
EE 5171 - Microelectronic Fabrication
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fabrication of microelectronic devices. Silicon integrated circuits, GaAs devices. Lithography, oxidation, diffusion. Process integration of various technologies, including CMOS, double poly bipolar, and GaAs MESFET. prereq: CSE grad student or dept consent
EE 5173 - Basic Microelectronics Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students fabricate a polysilicon gate, single-layer metal, NMOS chip, performing 80 percent of processing, including photolithography, diffusion, oxidation, and etching. In-process measurement results are compared with final electrical test results. Simple circuits are used to estimate technology performance. prereq: [[5171 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 5171], CSE grad student] or dept consent
EE 5181 - Micro and Nanotechnology by Self Assembly
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Self-assembly process of micro and nano structures for realization of 1-, 2-, 3-dimensional micro- and nano-devices. Micro and nanoscale fabrication by electrostatic, magnetic, surface tension, Capillary, intrinsic and extrinsic forces. Nanoscale lithographic patterning. Devices packaging, Self-healing process. prereq: EE 3161, Phys 1302
EE 5621 - Physical Optics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Physical optics principles, including Fourier analysis of optical systems/images, scalar diffraction theory, interferometry, and coherence theory. Diffractive optical elements, holography, astronomical imaging, optical information processing, microoptics. prereq: [3015, CSE grad student] or dept consent
EE 5622 - Physical Optics Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamental optical techniques. Diffraction and optical pattern recognition. Spatial/temporal coherence. Interferometry. Speckle. Coherent/incoherent imaging. Coherent image processing. Fiber Optics. prereq: [[5621 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 5621], CSE grad student] or dept consent
EE 5624 - Optical Electronics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamentals of lasers, including propagation of Gaussian beams, optical resonators, and theory of laser oscillation. Polarization optics, electro-optic, acousto-optic modulation, nonlinear optics, phase conjugation. prereq: [[3601 or Phys 3002], CSE grad student] or dept consent
EE 5653 - Physical Principles of Magnetic Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Physics of diamagnetism, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism, antiferromagnetism, ferrimagnetism. Ferromagnetic phenomena. Static/dynamic theory of micromagnetics, magneto-optics, and magnetization dynamics. Magnetic material applications. prereq: CSE grad student or dept consent
EE 5655 - Magnetic Recording
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Magnetic fundamentals, recording materials, idealized models of magnetic records/reproduction, analytic models of magnetic record heads, sinusoidal magnetic recording, digital magnetic recording, magnetic recording heads/media, digital recording systems. prereq: CSE grad student or dept consent
EE 5657 - Physical Principles of Thin Film Technology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fabrication, characterization, and application of thin film and nanostructured materials and devices. Focuses on vacuum deposition. Materials science. Hands-on, team-based labs.
ESCI 5353 - Electron Microprobe Theory and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01780 - Geo 5353/MatS 5353
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Characterizing solid materials with electron beam instrumentation, including reduction of X-ray data to chemical compositions. prereq: [One yr chem, one yr physics] or instr consent
GCD 5036 - Molecular Cell Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Modern, integrative approaches combining cell/molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics to investigate cell organization/function. Membranes, signaling, extracellular matrix, secretion, endocytosis, cytoskeleton, nucleus. Analysis of scientific papers to illustrate new concepts in and experimental approaches to cell organization/function. prereq: Biol 4004 or instr consent; [sr or grad student] recommended
MATH 4428 - Mathematical Modeling
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Modeling techniques for analysis/decision-making in industry. Optimization (sensitivity analysis, Lagrange multipliers, linear programming). Dynamical modeling (steady-states, stability analysis, eigenvalue methods, phase portraits, simulation). Probabilistic methods (probability/statistical models, Markov chains, linear regression, simulation). prereq: 2243 or 2373 or 2573
MATH 4512 - Differential Equations with Applications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Laplace transforms, series solutions, systems, numerical methods, plane autonomous systems, stability. prereq: 2243 or 2373 or 2573
MATH 5485 - Introduction to Numerical Methods I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Solution of nonlinear equations in one variable. Interpolation, polynomial approximation. Methods for solving linear systems, eigenvalue problems, systems of nonlinear equations. prereq: [2243 or 2373 or 2573], familiarity with some programming language
MATH 5486 - Introduction To Numerical Methods II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Numerical integration/differentiation. Numerical solution of initial-value problems, boundary value problems for ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations. prereq: 5485
MATH 5525 - Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Ordinary differential equations, solution of linear systems, qualitative/numerical methods for nonlinear systems. Linear algebra background, fundamental matrix solutions, variation of parameters, existence/uniqueness theorems, phase space. Rest points, their stability. Periodic orbits, Poincare-Bendixson theory, strange attractors. prereq: [2243 or 2373 or 2573], [2283 or 2574 or 3283]
MATH 5535 - Dynamical Systems and Chaos
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Dynamical systems theory. Emphasizes iteration of one-dimensional mappings. Fixed points, periodic points, stability, bifurcations, symbolic dynamics, chaos, fractals, Julia/Mandelbrot sets. prereq: [2243 or 2373 or 2573], [2263 or 2374 or 2574]
MATH 5587 - Elementary Partial Differential Equations I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Emphasizes partial differential equations w/physical applications, including heat, wave, Laplace's equations. Interpretations of boundary conditions. Characteristics, Fourier series, transforms, Green's functions, images, computational methods. Applications include wave propagation, diffusions, electrostatics, shocks. prereq: [2243 or 2373 or 2573], [2263 or 2374 or 2574]
MATH 5588 - Elementary Partial Differential Equations II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Heat, wave, Laplace's equations in higher dimensions. Green's functions, Fourier series, transforms. Asymptotic methods, boundary layer theory, bifurcation theory for linear/nonlinear PDEs. Variational methods. Free boundary problems. Additional topics as time permits. prereq: [[2243 or 2373 or 2573], [2263 or 2374 or 2574], 5587] or instr consent
MATH 5651 - Basic Theory of Probability and Statistics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00259 - MATH 4653/Math 5651/Stat 5101
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Logical development of probability, basic issues in statistics. Probability spaces, random variables, their distributions/expected values. Law of large numbers, central limit theorem, generating functions, sampling, sufficiency, estimation. prereq: [2263 or 2374 or 2573], [2243 or 2373]; [2283 or 2574 or 3283] recommended.
MATH 5652 - Introduction to Stochastic Processes
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Random walks, Markov chains, branching processes, martingales, queuing theory, Brownian motion. prereq: 5651 or Stat 5101
MATH 8441 - Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Approximation of functions, numerical integration. Numerical methods for elliptic partial differential equations, including finite element methods, finite difference methods, and spectral methods. Grid generation. prereq: [4xxx analysis, 4xxx applied linear algebra] or instr consent
MATH 8442 - Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Numerical methods for integral equations, parabolic partial differential equations, hyperbolic partial differential equations. Monte Carlo methods. prereq: 8441 or instr consent; 5477-5478 recommended for engineering and science grad students
MATS 4212 - Ceramics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: [3011, [3001 or CHEN 3101], [MatS or ChEn upper div]] or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Crystal structures, non-crystalline (glass) structures, microstructure. Ceramic phase relationships: binary/ternary diagrams. Ceramic properties: thermal, mechanical, electrical, magnetic, optical. Computer applications. prereq: [3011, [3001 or CHEN 3101], [MatS or ChEn upper div]] or instr consent
MATS 4214 - Polymers
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01578 - Chem 4214/ChEn 4214/MatS 4214
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Polymer structure-property relations: structure/morphology of crystalline/amorphous state. Crystallization kinetics. Vitrification and glass transition. Mechanical properties, failure, permeability, optical/electrical properties, polymer composites, effect of processing on properties. prereq: [3011, [3001 or CHEN 3101], [upper div MatS or ChEn]] or instr consent
MATS 4221 - Materials Performance
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Thermal/mechanical processing to control properties/other applications. Analysis of costs/performance, failure in metallurgical structures by use of fracture mechanics methodology. prereq: 3012, AEM 3031, Upper div MatS
MATS 4223W - Polymer Laboratory (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: Chem/MatS 5223W
Typically offered: Every Spring
Synthesis, characterization, and physical properties of polymers. Free radical, condensation, emulsion, anionic polymerization. Infrared spectroscopy/gel permeation chromatography. Viscoelasticity, rubber elasticity, crystallization. prereq: 4214 or CHEM 4214 or CHEM 4221 or MATS 4214 or instr consent
MATS 4301W - Materials Processing (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Casting, solidification and plastic forming of metals. Powder processing, forming operations, sintering of ceramics. Processing of thermoplastic/thermoset polymers. Computer applications of data collection/reduction. prereq: 4212, [4214 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4214] Upper Div MatS
MATS 4511W - Corrosion and Electrochemistry of Corrosion (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Electrochemical thermodynamics, electrochemical kinetics, theory of aqueous corrosion, theory of high temperature oxidation; specific topics include general corrosion, passivation, pitting, galvanic protection/corrosion, environmental degradation of mechanical properties, corrosion of electronic components, growth of oxide scales by diffusion, materials selection and design. Computers used to collect lab data. prereq: MatS 3011 or instr consent, upper div CSE or grad
MATS 5353 - Electron Microprobe Theory and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01780
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Characterizing solid materials with electron beam instrumentation, including reduction of X-ray data to chemical compositions. prereq: [One yr chem, one yr physics] or instr consent
MATS 5517 - Electron Microscopy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Transmission electron microscope, scattering and diffraction, electron sources, lenses, apertures and resolution, specimen preparation, diffraction patterns, kikuchi diffraction, planar defects, strain fields, high resolution imaging, X-ray spectrometry.
MATS 5531 - Electrochemical Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ChEn/MatS 5531
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Fundamentals of electrochemical engineering. Topics include electrochemical mass transfer electrokinetics, thermodynamics of cells, modern sensors, formation of thin films and microstructured materials. Computer-based problems will be assigned. prereq: MatS 3011 or instr consent, upper div CSE or grad
MATS 8201 - Applied Mathematics I: Linear Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Integrated approach to solving linear mathematical problems. Linear algebraic equations. Linear ordinary and partial differential equations using theoretical/numerical analysis based on linear operator theory.
MATS 8211 - Physical Chemistry of Polymers
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Chem/MatS 8211
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to polymer physical chemistry. Chain conformations; thermodynamics of polymer solutions, blends, and copolymers; light, neutron, and X-ray scattering; dynamics in dilute solutions and polymer characterization; dynamics of melts and viscoelasticity; rubber elasticity, networks, and gels; glass transitions; crystallization. prereq: Undergrad physical chem or instr consent
MATS 8221 - Synthetic Polymer Chemistry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00295
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Condensation, radical, ionic, emulsion, ring-opening, metal-catalyzed polymerizations. Chain conformation, solution thermodynamics, molecular weight characterization, physical properties. prereq: [Undergrad organic chemistry course, undergrad physical chemistry course] or instr consent
ME 5228 - Introduction to Finite Element Modeling, Analysis, and Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Finite elements as principal analysis tool in computer-aided design (CAD); theoretical issues and implementation aspects for modeling and analyzing engineering problems encompassing stress analysis, heat transfer, and flow problems for linear situations. One-, two-, and three-dimensional practical engineering applications. prereq: CSE upper div or grad, 3221, AEM 3031, CSci 1113, MatS 2001
ME 5247 - Stress Analysis, Sensing, and Transducers
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Electrical resistance strain gage theory and technology. Gage characteristics, selection, and use. Bridge circuits and temperature and stray strain compensation. Signal conditioning. Data analysis. Photoelasticity techniques. Interpretation of fringe patterns. Sensor principles and performance. Transducer design and characterization. prereq: AEM 3031, MatS 2001
ME 5446 - Introduction to Combustion
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Thermodynamics, kinetics, energy and mass transport, pollutants in reacting systems. Reactors, laminar and turbulent flames. Ignition, quenching, and flame stability. Diffusion flames. Combustion in reciprocating engines, furnaces, and turbines, with emphasis on internal combustion engine performance and emissions. prereq: 3331, 3332, 3333, CSE upper div or grad student
ME 8390 - Advanced Topics in the Thermal Sciences
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 18.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Topics vary according to instructor.
PA 5011 - Management of Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Challenges facing higher-level managers in public and nonprofit organizations in mixed economy and democratic republic. Distinctive features of public and nonprofit management, skills necessary for effective management, manager's role as creator of public value. Lectures, case discussions.
PA 5012 - The Politics of Public Affairs
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role and behavior of political institutions, citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
PA 5021 - Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to tools useful for public policy. Intermediate microeconomics, macroeconomics, and concepts of international trade. prereq: [Econ 1101 or equiv] or instr consent
PA 5701 - Science and State
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Relationship between science and contemporary society. Nature of science: its values, processes, and ways of knowing. How science has influenced U.S. political institutions and political/judicial processes. Issues in current debate over U.S. science policy. prereq: Grad or instr consent
PA 5711 - Science, Technology & Environmental Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Interplay of science, technology, the environment, and society. Approaches from across the social sciences will cover how science and technology can create new environmental pressures as well as policy challenges in a range of spheres from climate change to systems of intellectual property and international development.
PA 5721 - Energy and Environmental Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Impact of energy production/consumption choices on environmental quality, sustainable development, and other economic/social goals. Emphasizes public policy choices for energy/environment, linkages between them. prereq: Grad or instr consent
PA 5722 - Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01860 - ApEc 5651/PA 5722
Typically offered: Every Spring
Public policy associated with natural resource use and environmental protection. Develops/applies economic concepts/methodologies/policy mechanisms. Principles of environmental/resource economics. Issues related to renewable/nonrenewable resources and environmental pollution. Focuses on scientific/political aspects of policy. prereq: [Intermediate microeconomics, intermediate policy analysis, grad student] or instr consent
PA 5801 - Global Public Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Creation of rules, norms, institutions to regulate global activities. Policy making. How global policy making regulates interstate, national, transnational activities. Creation/enforcement of global rules. Applications to international security, political economy. prereq: Grad or instr consent
PHYS 5001 - Quantum Mechanics I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Schrodinger equation: bound state and scattering problems in one dimension. Spherically symmetric problems in three dimensions, angular momentum, and the hydrogen atom. Approximation methods for stationary states. Time-dependent perturbation theory. Operators and state vectors: general formalism of quantum theory. prereq: 4101 or equiv or instr consent
PHYS 5002 - Quantum Mechanics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Symmetry in quantum mechanics, space-time symmetries and the rotation group, Clebsch-Gordan coefficients and the Wigner-Eckart theorem. Scattering theory. Method of second quantization with elementary applications. Relativistic wave equations including Dirac equation. prereq: 5001 or equiv
PHYS 5081 - Introduction to Biopolymer Physics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00744 - Phys 4911/5081
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to biological and soft condensed matter physics. Emphasizes physical ideas necessary to understand behavior of macromolecules and other biological materials. prereq: working knowledge of [thermodynamics, statistical mechanics]
PHYS 5201 - Thermal and Statistical Physics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics. General Principles of Statistical Mechanics: Ensembles. Derivation of Thermodynamics from statistical principles. Classical Systems. Quantum Statistical Mechanics: Fundamentals. Photons. Ideal Fermi & Bose Gases. Non-ideal gases. Introduction to Phase Transitions. prereq: [[4101, 4201] or equiv] previous exposure to thermodynamics, introductory statistical physics
PHYS 5701 - Solid-State Physics for Engineers and Scientists
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Crystal structure and binding; diffraction; phonons; thermal and dielectric properties of insulators; free electron model; band structure; semiconductors. prereq: Grad or advanced undergrad in physics or engineering or the sciences
PHYS 8001 - Advanced Quantum Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Topics in non-relativistic quantum mechanics; second quantization. Introduction to Diagrammatic and Green's function techniques and to relativistic wave equations. Application of relativistic perturbation theory to particle interactions with electromagnetic field. Invariant interactions of elementary particles. prereq: 5002 or instr consent
PHYS 8702 - Statistical Mechanics and Transport Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Equilibrium properties of macroscopic classical and quantum systems. Phase transitions and Renormalization Group. Transport theory. Applications to soft condensed matter systems. prereq: 5201 or instr consent
PHYS 8711 - Solid-State Physics I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamental properties of solids. Electronic structure and transport in metals and semiconductors. Properties of disordered materials. prereq: 4211, 5002 or instr consent
PHYS 8712 - Solid-State Physics II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamental properties of solids. Electronic structure and transport in metals and semiconductors. Properties of disordered materials. prereq: 8711 or instr consent
STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Intensive introduction to statistical methods for graduate students needing statistics as a research technique. prereq: Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: : 3011; College algebra or instr consent; Stat course recommended